The Secretary of State to the Minister in Egypt (Gunther)

No. 381

Sir: The Department has received the Legation’s telegram No. 24 of June 22, 1928, and despatch No. 283 of the same date with further reference to the desire of this Government to be represented on the International Quarantine Board at Alexandria, Egypt.

Upon the receipt of the Legation’s telegram under reference the Department forwarded a copy thereof to the Secretary of the Treasury and expressed a desire to obtain any suggestions which the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service might wish to make with respect to the appointment of a representative of the United States on the Board. On July 3, 1928, the Secretary of the Treasury sent to the Department a reply of which a copy is transmitted herewith for the information of the Legation.30 A copy of the Department’s reply is also enclosed.31

You will, of course, make appropriate acknowledgment of the Egyptian Foreign Office note of June 21, 1928, expressing your Government’s appreciation of the action of the Egyptian Government in the matter and stating, in reply to the penultimate paragraph of the note, that you have been instructed to nominate as the representative of the United States on the Board the American Consul at Alexandria, Mr. Raymond H. Geist. You are requested to forward a copy of this instruction, with its enclosures, to the American Consulate at Alexandria for the information and guidance of that office.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
W. R. Castle, Jr.
  1. Ante, p. 778.
  2. Supra.